Nazar Batih & Mariko Cantley

Nazar was born in Lviv, Ukraine.  He started dancing at age five and was the Juvenile Western Ukrainian Champion in Ballroom and Latin, and a youth and amateur finalist in competitions throughout Europe.  After finishing university, he moved to New York City to teach and dance professionally.  Nazar performed during Vegas Week of So You Think You Can Dance, and was featured on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” Christmas Spectacular.

Mariko is from Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She also started dancing at age five, studying classical ballet for thirteen years, and training at some of the top schools in the region.  She graduated from Harvard University shortly after beginning her professional career in ballroom dancing. Nazar and Mariko have been dancing together for 6 years, and are based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Professional Results:

  • US National Classical Showdance Champions
  • Canadian Open Professional Champions
  • US Open to the World Professional Finalists
  • US National Professional Rising Star Finalists
  • Professional Rising Star Champions in most major US competitions
  • Blackpool Dance Festival Professional Rising Star Semi-Finalists
  • UK Championships Professional Rising Star Semi-Finalists
  • International Championships Professional Rising Star Semi-Finalists

Mariko and Nazar believe that in dance and life one must always continue to learn, and that every challenge is a chance to develop.  We want to bring the development of ballroom dancing to ever higher levels, today and in future generations.

Feel free to contact them for all your dance related needs!

Nazar Batih and Mariko Cantley
Professional Ballroom Dancers
Members of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
Coaching, Performances, Workshops
617.513.6098 (M)
914.434.6822 (N)


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